Tristan : QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE PLACEMENT ON ST HELENA
Submitted by Tristan Times (Public Relations Information Office) 19.07.2013 (Article Archived on 16.08.2013)
Paula Swain arrived on St Helena on 14 April 2013 to work in Internal Audit. Paula came to the Island as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee programme for an exposure visit to gain experience in a new field of work.
DIAMOND JUBILEE PLACEMENT ON ST HELENA
Paula Swain arrived on St Helena on 14 April 2013 to work in Internal Audit.
Paula came to the Island as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee programme for
an exposure visit to gain experience in a new field of work.
Internal Audit provides
independent and objective assurance to St Helena Government that its
governance, risk management and internal control frameworks are operating
effectively. The section looks beyond financial risks and consider wider risk
implications such as St Helena Government’s reputation, employment
relationships, continuity, quality of services and legislative compliance.
Up until now, Paula has learnt the
standard procedures in Internal Auditing, where she commented that her work has
been more word based compared to her previous job, as an Accounting Clerk on
Tristan Da Cuna.
“St Helena has far more
people than Tristan, which has a population of two hundred and seventy. The
working population is around 200. There is no Internal Audit, so this is a
totally new experience for me. This exposure will help me gain essential
auditing skills, which will allow me to use many of them in the office on my
Paula has been offering support to
her fellow Internal Auditors and has so far, assisted in the completion of one
assignment. When Paula leaves the Island in a few months, accompanied by her
family, she will spend 6 weeks on Cape Town, until making the final trip of
seven days to Tristan.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee fund
works with experts from around the Commonwealth to develop a programme that can
maximise an individual’s potential – providing the investment required to build
and share skills, knowledge and experience - giving people the opportunity to
shape their own future, their communities and the Commonwealth as a whole.
15 July 2013